Portable Refillable Container Update
Last week USEPA came to Champaign, IL to put on a seminar on the new container and containment regulations. The IL Dept of Ag was involved in putting on this meeting and IFCA members participated along with state pesticide officials from Illinois and Indiana.
IFCA is working on a brochure that we hope will clarify what the new rules will mean for portable refillable pesticide containers (minibulks). The first order of business will be for you to review your 2011 repackaging agreements from the pesticide manufacturers. They will feature the containers that will be acceptable for refilling. All containers will have to meet DOT specifications, and have a one-way valve or tamper evident device to protect against cross contamination. You should have your 2011 repack agreements soon. Make sure you read them carefully, and then watch for more detailed compliance information from the IFCA. The new rules for refillable containers take effect in August 2011. We do have some information already posted on this new rule at www.ifca.com.